Traditional Firewood Soy Paste

The Traditional Firewood Soy Paste is an all-purpose soy paste made with black soybeans and glutinous rice flour. This soy paste also contains mirin and licorice for a warm and anise-like flavor, a perfect complement to Chinese 5-spice. Like other Yu Ding Xing soy sauces, this is hand prepared, naturally fermented in vats for 6 months, and heated over a wood fire at the end of the fermentation process. 

The Traditional Firewood Range is Yu Ding Xing's mid-grade range of soy sauces and pastes and does contain added flavoring, unlike their other offerings. These additives are derived naturally from the fermentation of tapioca starch, and interact with the natural glutamates present in the soy sauce to create a flavor that is distinctly Taiwan. We are comfortable with these ingredients, and even though not required to declare them in the ingredients list, we do.

Read more about our these ingredients here

Tasting Notes

umami, bright, anisette

Ingredients and Volume

420 ml. Water, non-GMO black soybeans, glutinous rice flour, licorice, sea salt, sugar, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, xantham gum, alanine. Gluten-Free.


Shelf stable for 2 years from printed manufacturing date. Keep refrigerated after opening.


Yunlin, Taiwan